Configuration Control of Telescoping Beam with Three or More Segments
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United States Air Force Academy Air Force Academy United States
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This research addresses the possibility of controlling the dynamic response of telescoping beams with three or more segments by adjusting the position of the middle segment or segments independently of the total beam length. As part of this work, the idea of a beam configuration space is introduced, and the dependence of the response on the nature of the deployment and retraction process is discussed. Concepts for presentation of solution results in the form of nondimensional design charts are also presented.
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